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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/2] watchdog: allow setting deadline for opening /dev/watchdogN
On 2016-12-14 14:37, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:

> If a watchdog driver tells the framework that the device is running,
> the framework takes care of feeding the watchdog until userspace opens
> the device. If the userspace application which is supposed to do that
> never comes up properly, the watchdog is fed indefinitely by the
> kernel. This can be especially problematic for embedded devices.
> These patches allow one to set a maximum time for which the kernel
> will feed the watchdog, thus ensuring that either userspace has come
> up, or the board gets reset.



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